A Rose By Any Other Name

My brain wanders to weird places when I’m awake at 3am.  (Why, hello, insomnia).

It’s when I do some of my best thinking and come up with cool ideas, though.  That time when you’re half awake, half asleep, and you’re not worrying or focused on anything in particular.  All sorts of strange stuff pops into my head.  Like…

Have you ever wondered what you would have named your kid if you didn’t give them the name you did?

Vista was always Vista for us.  There never was another name.

But sometimes I wonder what she would have been if we hadn’t come up with that name.

Vienna?

Virgina?

(yes, I seem to have a small obsession with V names.  Don’t judge).

Or what about people you meet who don’t seem to fit their names?  Who do you think they should be?

My nephew, Sheldon, is like that, for me.  The name just seems to big for him.  And yet I can’t find a way to shorten it.  Shel?  Nah.  Don?  Definitely not.

Maybe I’ll just start calling him Bob…

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8 Responses to A Rose By Any Other Name

  • Heather says:

    I was sitting in the doctor’s office with a lady with a 2 week old baby named Ralph.

    I fussed over that for weeks (obviously, still am!).

  • Mandi Bone says:

    We had a boy’s name picked as soon as I was pregnant. HE was going to be Henry Douglas. I haven’t got to use it yet.
    Vista is a perfect name for her.

  • punkinmama says:

    So glad you didn’t call her Vienna! Too many sausage jokes… so little time!

    Anyway, I have thought about this recently too. I think my son’s name fits him perfectly. I can’t imagine now calling him any of the other names that were considerations.

  • roo says:

    I think my kid’s names totally fit. My mom? She calls all 5 of the grandkids Sam. Really.

  • Libby says:

    The worst for me is when they have a normal name, but it’s spelled really weird — like with a silent Q. I want to call their parents and scream at them…

  • Melissa Palmer says:

    Vista was meant to be Vista. I can’t imagine her as anything else.

    We had 2 girls names picked – Neville wanted to name her right away, but I held him off. After searching into the soul of my little girl for about 4 hrs, Grace was the obvious choice. I have never regretted the name we gave her!

    You and I have discussed Sheldon – and all the Harry met Sally innuendo that goes with it! Mini me fit for awhile. Maybe you could give HIM a V name?

  • I love late night thoughts – though I’m terrible at remembering them so I always keep a notepad by my bedside so I can jot them down and not forget!

  • Maria says:

    Vienna is a beautiful name.

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